Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud

Arabella Steinbacher

Arabella Steinbacher, celebrated as one of the leading soloists of our time is known for her extraordinarily varied repertoire, which includes the highlights of the highlights of the Classical and Romantic full stops as well as the modernist concert works of
Bartók, Berg, Britten, Glazunov, Gubaidulina, Hartmann, Hindemith, Khachaturian, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Schnittke, Shostakovich and
Szymanowski. 
The 2021/2022 season begins with a performance with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at the George Enescu Festival in Romania. Among highlights of the season will include return appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra London under
the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Dresdner Philharmonie the Dresden Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the Hungarian National National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Arabella Steinbacher returns to the Festival Strings Lucerne, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio. With the latter, she will perform repertoire from her acclaimed album 2020, Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla.
Later in the season, she will tour with the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken and Pietari Inkinen and Pietari Inkinen and perform at a number of festivals, including the Beethoven Festival Warsaw among others. Recitals will take her to the Bachwoche Ansbach as well as the Schwetzingen Festival.
Among the orchestras with which Arabella Steinbacher regularly collaborates are the New York Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with great with the London Symphony and the Orchestre National de France, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
Steinbacher works with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Lawrence Foster, Valery Gergiev, Jakub Hrůša, Marek Janowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill Petrenko, John Storgårds and Kazuki Yamada together.

Arabella Steinbacher's extensive discography reflects her diverse repertoire. Her next recording for Pentatone, for which she records exclusively, concludes her highly acclaimed Mozart recording cycle with Festival Strings Lucerne. Her most recent recording includes "The Four Seasons" by Astor Piazzolla and Antonio Vivaldi and was recorded under her direction with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. The Recording was released in the summer of 2020 and received rave reviews. The 5-star review by the Guardian ended simply with "what a player". Equally successful was Steinbacher's previous recording of the violin concertos by Britten and Hindemith with Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin,
which received critical acclaim; Gramophone Magazine commented: "her partnership with Jurowski seems made in heaven".
Born into a family of musicians, Steinbacher played the violin from the age of three and studied with Ana Chumacher from the age of eight. Asource of musical inspiration and guidance is the Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.
Steinbacher currently plays the violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1718, known as "ex Benno Walter", which was
generously made available to her by a private Swiss foundation.

concerts featuring Arabella Steinbacher